Sunday, March 28, 2010
Joshua's Sunday Update
Posted 42 minutes ago
Joshua is doing pretty well. He's in good spirits and not having to have hardly any morphine to offset his pain; he's been in a much better mood for it.
Yesterday we had an American Le Mans Series driver, Dave Marchinor...who happens to be a cancer survivor himself all thanks to Hatch's House of Hope's Dr. Osborne. They left a minature box car along with a pair of signed race gloves! Joshua just loved it. He tried on Dave's autographed gloves and said, "They're too big." I am going to try to get the pic of them on here but it will take some time because of computer hoops I have to jump through.
Joshua didn't feel well enough yesterday to do a photo shoot at the T.C. Thompson Cancer Clinic. It seems as if he's getting more and more tired.
One more week until Easter. Joshua has been getting oodles of things to play with and plenty of candy to eat. Please help me pray not just for the miracle of healing over Joshua, I pray that God will give us not just one more day with Joshua but Easter as well. Thanks!
Today we're just lounging around the Ronald McDonald House. We had Joshua's Nanny, Uncle Scott, Aunt Lucy, & Uncle Dewayne visit at this wonderful home-away-from-home. May I remind everyone, please give in whatever capacity you can to this wonderful place. They help do so much for many families. Don't forget that we love you...but God loves you more.
Christ...The Cure All,
Joshua Lee Freeman~JLF~Jesus Loves First
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Joshua is still smiling
Posted Mar 21, 2010 9:25pm
Hello All, this is Aunt Kim. Aunt Darlene and I sent the day with Joshua all day yesterday and we had such fun. We let Tim and Nadene go take care of some things and get out of the hospital for the day. Joshua smiled and laughed allot with us. He is our little warrior.
Uncle Ray and Joshua played this evening and Joshua showed us that awesome little guy he is. Joshua is our little angel who we love so much more than words can say.
The doctors decided to increase his pain medicine yesterday to help him from experiencing allot of pain. It seemed to help because he didn't complain of much pain yesterday or today. They are hoping he will get to go home sometime this week.
We as a family would like to thank each and everyone of you for all the prayers,love,and support you have supplied this family for the entire year they have been fighting this battle of cancer.
The family loves you all very much. Have a great day and remember to say your prayers.
Uncle Ray and Aunt Kim
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I have a dear and new friend who is facing a very serious procidure with her amazing little life growing inside her. Her little baby girl is coming up on 32 weeks and needs a blood transfusion in the womb. The abilities that God has given our doctors is amazing, but none the less, this is scary for any mom to have to face.
Pray for baby "B". Put your own time of pregnancy in your mind, look at the face of your own baby in your heart and think of her this way. Put yourself in my friend's shoes and pray in faith with us over this sweet little life.
It will be on Wednesday. I ask you to get up on Wednesday morning and speak LIFE for this little life and her mommy. I know I bring a lot of request to you, all I ask is that you lay them at the Throne with us. BOLDLY.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
From Desiring God's blog today:
Today is David Livingstone's birthday. He was born March 19, 1813. He gave his life to serve Christ in the exploration of Africa for the sake of the access of the gospel.
On December 4, 1857, he spoke the sentence that has made the greatest impact on me. It is one of the clearest applications I have seen of Jesus' words in Mark 10:29-30. Jesus said,
Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
Here is what Livingstone said to the Cambridge students about his "leaving" the benefits of England:
For my own part, I have never ceased to rejoice that God has appointed me to such an office. People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. . . . Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter? Away with the word in such a view, and with such a thought! It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering, or danger, now and then, with a foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waver, and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.
(Cited in Samuel Zwemer, "The Glory of the Impossible" in Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Ralph Winter and Stephen Hawthorne, eds. [Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1981], p. 259. Emphasis added.) <
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I was able to participate in the walk for life this year. I love this ministry, giving options and hope to girls (and their partners) who are caught in a crisis pregnancy. Choosing life over death and bringing joy into a hard situation. Come walk with us next year!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I have not stopped blogging, but our hearts and minds are just on Joshua these days. In the midst of all this, there are some good things. Elizabeth's eyes are getting better. The doctor is seeing improvement. So this is a great thing for us. My girl's Grammy and papa come for a week and just had a great time with them. Anna was saying "papa" by the end of the week. And Anna is a walking champ! No stopping her now.
So please continue to pray for Joshua. he is in the hospital on medication for pain. Please God move on our little Joshi. Thanks for sticking with us.